Skip to comments.'SPEAKER CRUZ IS IN THE HOUSE' — Republican Border Plan Is In Total Chaos After Conservative Revolt
Posted on 07/31/2014 8:19:29 AM PDT by Mariner
House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday for a five-week recess.
Conservatives in the House revolted against the Republican-led plan, which provides about $659 million in emergency spending for the border crisis through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.
As a result, the House will vote Thursday on two pieces of legislation, the first being the border plan. If that legislation passes, the House would be required to vote on legislation that would bar President Barack Obama from delaying the deportation of young, undocumented immigrants.
The Republican dissent was led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the conservative freshman firebrand who has miffed House leadership before by meddling in the House's affairs (most notably, last year, ahead of the government shutdown).
Cruz met with a sizeable group of House conservatives in his Senate office Wednesday night, where they ate pizza and discussed the border crisis, according to sources. Some of the attendees, according to Roll Call, included Republican Reps. Steve King of Iowa, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Steve Stockman of Texas, and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.
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Cruz is a surname of Iberian origin, first found in Castile, Spain. It means cross, either the figure or a cross of lines or ways in Spanish and Portuguese. In The Philippines the word is rendered to krus, but the Spanish form is used for surnames. The word Cruz, as well as Vera Cruz (True Cross) and Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) are used as surnames and topological names.
I think that one reason she is so hated isn’t simply because she is conservative but because she is a conservative woman. The mindset of liberals is that only white middle/upper class men can be conservative because they are the evil that, according to our pResident, stole from everyone else to build this country. I don’t think they can wrap their minds around the reality a woman, who by all their definitions, is what white men have enslaved and oppressed through out time can be conservative. It just flies in their face. No woman can possibly believe what conservatives believe.
I see it all the time. My wife for one, who is conservative (not as much as I), is often treated poorly by the members of her family and castigated (all libs) because they just cannot believe she feels that way about anything. To her credit, like Sarah, she stands her ground and that infuriates them more. I just tell them to FO, but she still feels the need to connect to them and discuss issues and try and make them see. It is a loosing effort for the most part when your targeted audience is reliant on the government and blames everyone else for their lot in life instead of owning their choices. As long as they have their cell phones, car, tv, and entertainment they don’t care about anything else much less who is paying the bills (us through taxes).
I hope we all get a chance to vote for Cruz in 2016.
Whatever he’s doing, you can bet it’s legal and within the rules of congress.
What ‘miffs’ them is that Cruz makes them have to tell their staffers to look up the rules, all of which he stores in his head. They’re all scrambling to find something
TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!! TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT!!!!
If he and other conservatives stand up against the establish RINOS and WIN, he will have established his OWN BASE!!! GO TED GO!!!! YOU ARE NO COWARD!
Wow, how pathetic Boehner looks...
She didn't have to be a Playboy bunny like Gloria Steinem--she's not a slut like Sandra Fluke, she's not a Hollywood whore --
RUSH: Jeff Sessions, the great senator from Alabama, I'm sure sometimes feels like he's all alone. He looks at what's happening on the Southern border, and he can't believe it. He hears what President Obama says and combines that with what he sees happening. He can't believe it. He can't believe that there's nobody where he works in the US Senate, or in the House of Representatives, trying to do anything to stop this."
I heart Ted Cruz.
It is said that dogs only bite when they are both angry and scared.
They tried that with Obamacare. Obama blamed his very own shutdown on 'evil' Cruz the GOP. The sheeple, the Rats and the RINOs all got behind that lie.
:This is actually a novel approach by Cruz. Coordinating with the House on these issues instead of the useless, Liberal infested Senate to build a strategy and narrative.”
This is what I call working across the aisle, instead of compromising principles like RINOs
Well done my Senator.
My Senator is more effective in Congress and I hope he stays there instead of running for POTUS.
Was musing a what-if he had gone to the House instead of the Senate, he might have become the next Speaker.
What’s with all the Ted Cruz cheerleading? This is the same guy who went down to the border with Glenn Beck to shower the illegal invaders with soccer balls, teddy bears, and hot meals.
Do you really think he is someone you can trust with border security? Yes, this is good news, but keep everything in perspective.
Article not bias at all. /S
Only if you accept the bogus 10-12 million number of illegal aliens the MSM has been repeating for the last several years.
You know its more like 30 million.
RE: Cruz giving soccer balls away
I have no problems with giving kids toys or temporary medical help, as long as it isn’t jobs, welfare, permanent residency, or citizenship.
Just heard they postponed the vote! ruh-roh!!